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  • 1. The new world order Dale W. Jorgenson-- 2. US Economic Growth - retrospect and prospect: lessons from a prototype industry-level production account for the United States, 1947-2012 Dale W. Jorgenson, Mun S. Ho and Jon D. Samuels-- 3. The structural causes of Japan's lost decades Kyoji Fukao, Kenta Ikeuchi, Hyeog Ug Kwon, Young Gak Kim, Tatsuji Makino and Miho Takizawa-- 4. Growth and stagnation in Europe Bart van Ark and Mary O'Mahony-- 5. LA-KLEMS: economic growth and productivity in Latin America Andre Hofman, Matilde Mas, Claudio Aravena and Juan Fernandez de Guevara-- 6. On China's strategic move for a new stage of development - a productivity perspective Harry X. Wu-- 7. Productivity growth in India under different policy regimes Deb Kusum Das, Abdula Erumban, Suresh Aggarwal and Sreerupa Sengupta-- 8. Is mining fuelling long-run growth in Russia? Industry productivity growth trends in 1995-2012 Marcel P. Timmer and Ilya B. Voskoboynikov-- 9. Intangibles, ICT and industry productivity growth: evidence from the EU Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel and Cecilia Jona-Lasinio-- 10. Do intangibles contribute to productivity growth in East Asian countries? Evidence from Japan and Korea Hyunbae Chun, Miyagawa Tsutomu, Hak Kil Pyo and Tonogi Konomi-- 11. BEA/BLS industry-level production account for the United States: integrated sources of growth, intangible capital, and the US recovery Steven Rosenthal, Matthew Russell, Jon D. Samuels, Erich H. Strassner and Lisa Usher-- 12. Measuring human capital: country experiences and international initiatives Gang Liu and Barbara M. Fraumeni-- 13. A half century of trans-Pacific competition: price-level indices and productivity gaps for Japanese and US industries, 1955-2012 Dale W. Jorgenson, Koji Nomura and Jon D. Samuels-- 14. Searching for convergence and its causes - an industry perspective Robert Inklaar-- 15. The rise of global manufacturing value chains: a new perspective based on the World Input-Output Database Marcel P. Timmer, Bart Los and Gaaitzen J. de Vries.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107143340 20170220
The balance of the world economy is shifting away from the established economies of Europe, Japan, and the USA, towards the emerging economies of Asia, especially India and China. With contributions from some of the world's leading growth theorists, this book analyses the long-term process of structural change and productivity growth across the world from a unique comparative perspective. Ongoing research from the World KLEMS Initiative is used to comparatively study new sources of growth - including the role of investment in intangible assets, human capital, technology catch-up, and trade in global value chains. This book provides comparisons of industries and economies that are key to analysing the impacts of international trade and investment. This makes it an ideal read for academics and students interested in understanding current patterns of economic growth. It will also be of value to professionals with an interest in the drivers of economic growth and crisis.
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  • Part One 1. Growth of China's Power: Capabilities, Perceptions, and Practice (Introduction), Li Mingjiang, Kalyan Kemburi, and Zhang Hongzhou 2. The Rise of China and the Emerging Order in Asia, Jing-dong Yuan 3. China's Military Buildup: Regional Repercussions, Richard A. Bitzinger Part Two 4. China's Assessments of U.S. Rebalancing/Pivot to Asia, Wang Dong 5. China's Rising Power, the U.S. Rebalance to Asia, and Implications for U.S.-China relations, Phillip Saunders Part Three 6. Peripheral South Asian Response to the Growth of Chinese Power: A Study in Dichotomous Continuity, Mahmud Ali 7. India's Perceptions and Responses to the Growth of Chinese Power, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan 8. Canberra's Beijing balance: Australian Perceptions of and Responses to Chinese Power, Rory Medcalf 9. Facing the Challenges: ASEAN's Institutional Responses to China's Rise, Kai He 10. Evaluating Southeast Asian Responses to China's Rise: The Vital Context of Managing Great Power Resurgence, Evelyn Goh 11. China-Central Asia: A New Economic, Security, and Logistic Network, Alessandro Arduino 12. China's challenges in accommodating both Koreas, Choo Jaewoo 13. The Rise of China and Japan's Foreign Policy Reorientation, Ken Jimbo 14. The Changing Security Dynamics in Northeast Asia and the US Alliances with Japan and South Korea: Toward Synchronisation, Hiroyasu Akutsu.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138782792 20160618
One of the most significant factors for contemporary international relations is the growth of China's economic, military, and political power. Indeed, few analysts would dispute the observation that China's power has strongly influenced the structure of the international system, major-power strategic relations, international security, the patterns of trans-border economic activities, and most importantly, the political and security dynamics in Asia in the twenty-first century. This book maps the growth of China's political, economic, and military capabilities and its impact on the security order in Asia over the coming decades. While updating the emerging power dimensions and prevailing discourse, it provides a nuanced analysis of whether the growth of Chinese power is resulting in Beijing becoming more assertive, or even aggressive, in its behavior and pursuit of national interests. It also examines how the key Asian countries perceive and react to the growth of China's power and how US rebalancing would play out in the context of Beijing's political, economic, and military power. China's Power and Asian Security will be of huge interest to student and scholars of Asian politics, Chinese politics, security studies and international security and international relations more generally.
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xxxiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Japan's Demographic Collapse and the Vanishing Provinces Seike Atsushi Chapter 2: Monetary and Fiscal Policies During the Lost Decades Kenneth Kuttner, Iwaisako Tokuo, and Adam Posen Chapter 3: The Two "Lost Decades" and Macroeconomics: Changing Economic Policies Kobayashi Keiichiro Chapter 4: The Curse of "Japan, Inc." and Japan's Microeconomic Competitiveness Chapter 5: Making Sense of the Lost Decades: Workplaces and Schools, Men and Women, Young and Old, Rich and Poor Andrew Gordon Chapter 6: The Two Lost Decades in Education: The Failure of Reform Kariya Takehiko Chapter 7: The Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Lost Opportunities and the "Safety Myth" Kitazawa Koichi Chapter 8: The Last Two Decades in Japanese Politics: Lost Opportunities and Undesirable Outcomes Machidori Satoshi Chapter 9: The Gulf War and Japan's National Security Identity Michael J. Green and Igata Akira Chapter 10: Foreign Economic Policy Strategies and Economic Performance Peter Drysdale and Shiro Armstrong Chapter 11: Japan's Asia/Asia-Pacific Policy in Flux Shiraishi Takashi Chapter 12: Okinawa Bases and the U.S.-Japan Alliance Sheila A. Smith Chapter 13: Japanese Historical Memory Togo Kazuhiko Chapter 14: Japan's Failed Bid for a Permanent Seat on the UN Security Council Akiyama Nobumasa Chapter 15: The Stakeholder State: Ideology and Values in Japan's Search for a Post-Cold War Global Role G. John Ikenberry Conclusion: Something has been "lost" from our future Funabashi Yoichi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138885752 20160618
This book examines five features of Japan's 'Lost Decades': the speed of the economic decline in Japan compared to Japan's earlier global prowess; a rapidly declining population; considerable political instability and failed reform attempts; shifting balances of power in the region and changing relations with Asian neighbouring nations; and the lingering legacy of World War Two. Addressing the question of why the decades were lost, this book offers 15 new perspectives ranging from economics to ideology and beyond. Investigating problems such as the risk-averse behaviour of Japan's bureaucracy and the absence of strong political leadership, the authors analyse how the delay of 'loss-cutting policies' led to the 1997 financial crisis and a state of political gridlock where policymakers could not decide on firm strategies that would benefit national interests. To discuss the rebuilding of Japan, the authors argue that it is first essential to critically examine Japan's 'Lost Decades' and this book offers a comprehensive overview of Japan's recent 20 years of crisis. The book reveals that the 'Lost Decades' is not an issue unique to the Japanese context but has global relevance, and its study can provide important insights into challenges being faced in other mature economies. With chapters written by some of the world's leading Japan specialists and chapters focusing on a variety of disciplines, this book will be of interest to students and scholars in the areas of Japan studies, Politics, International Relations, Security Studies, Government Policy and History.
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xviii, 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbbreviations1. Contending with China2. Diplomacy and Domestic Interests3. Japan's Imperial Veterans4. A Shared Maritime Boundary5. Food Safety6. Island DefenseConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231167888 20160618
No country feels China's rise more deeply than Japan. Through intricate case studies of visits by Japanese politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts over the boundaries of economic zones in the East China Sea, concerns about food safety, and strategies of island defense, Sheila A. Smith explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. Smith finds that Japan's interactions with China extend far beyond the negotiations between diplomats and include a broad array of social actors intent on influencing the Sino-Japanese relationship. Some of the tensions complicating Japan's encounters with China, such as those surrounding the Yasukuni Shrine or territorial disputes, have deep roots in the postwar era, and political advocates seeking a stronger Japanese state organize themselves around these causes. Other tensions manifest themselves during the institutional and regulatory reform of maritime boundary and food safety issues. Smith scrutinizes the role of the Japanese government in coping with contention as China's influence grows and Japanese citizens demand more protection. Underlying the government's efforts is Japan's insecurity about its own capacity for change and its waning status as the leading economy in Asia. For many, China's rise means Japan's decline, and Smith suggests how Japan can maintain its regional and global clout as confidence in its postwar diplomatic and security approach diminishes.
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xi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Preface1. The Japan-South Korea Divide2. Japan's Identity Crisis3. South Korea's Growing Confidence4. Convergence and Alienation in Japan-South Korea Relations5. Implications for Alliance Management6. Reinvigorating TrilateralismNotesIndexAbout the Authors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231171700 20160618
Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies committed to the rule of law. They are also U.S. allies. Yet despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity, divergent national identities have driven a wedge between them. Drawing on decades of expertise, Brad Glosserman and Scott Snyder investigate the roots of this split and its ongoing threat to the region and the world. Glosserman and Snyder isolate competing notions of national identity as the main obstacle to a productive partnership between Japan and South Korea. Through public opinion data, interviews, and years of observation, they show how fundamentally incompatible, rapidly changing conceptions of national identity in Japan and South Korea--and not struggles over power or structural issues--have complicated territorial claims and international policy. Despite changes in the governments of both countries and concerted efforts by leading political figures to encourage US-ROK-Japan security cooperation, the Japan-Korea relationship continues to be hobbled by history and its deep imprint on ideas of national identity. This book recommends bold, policy-oriented prescriptions for overcoming problems in Japan-Korea relations and facilitating trilateral cooperation among these three Northeast Asian allies, recognizing the power of the public on issues of foreign policy, international relations, and the prospects for peace in Asia.
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203 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction. Looking for leadership / James Gannon and Ryo Sahashi
  • Domestic governance and political leadership in Japan. The evolution of Japan's "leadership deficit" / Yuichi Hosoya
  • The frequent turnover of Japanese Prime Ministers : still a long way to a Westminster model / Harukata Takenaka
  • Party politics and leadership change in Japan : the Prime Ministerial relay / Takao Ochi
  • What went wrong under the DPJ? / Yuka Uchida Ando
  • Political leadership and foreign policy. The DPJ Government's failed foreign policy : a case of politician-led government gone wrong / Ryo Sahashi
  • Political leadership in Japan and Japanese foreign policy : lessons form the DPJ governments / Satoru Mori
  • Conclusion. Japan's way forward : the prospects for political leadership and the international implications / James Gannon and Ryo Sahashi
  • Appendix. Prime ministers of Japan.
Democratic leaders around the world are finding it increasingly difficult to exercise strong leadership and maintain public support. However, there is nowhere that this has proven to be as challenging of a task as Japan, which has seen its top leaders change more often over the past 25 years than any other major country in the world. The current prime minister has strived to put an end to this pattern, but can he buck this historical trend? More fundamentally, why do Japan's prime ministers find it so difficult to project strong leadership, or even stay in office? And what are the ramifications for Japan's partners and for the world? This volume, authored by contributors who straddle the scholarly and policymaking worlds in Japan, explores the obstacles facing Japan as it looks for greater leadership and explains why this matters for the rest of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9784889071429 20170418
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Is Japan capable of grand strategy when it comes to foreign policy? Modern Japan faces challenges on every front: from a rising China and constrained economic growth at home, to an ever-present threat posed by an increasingly unstable North Korea, to an evolving and complex relationship with the West that for so long has served as the bedrock of Japanese foreign policy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has garnered significant attention for his policies undergirding a path of "proactive pacifism" for Japan, but many questions remain unanswered with regard to what Japan's global role ought to be, what it can be, and what that role's development would mean for the greater stability of the region and the fate of broader geopolitical alliances across the world. While it is clear that both Japan and its allies would be best served by a clear, comprehensive, and forward-thinking Japanese foreign policy blueprint, but actually developing and implementing such a policy is understandably easier said than done. Fortunately, shaping this new strategy is a generation of Japanese foreign policy experts with eyes toward the future of Japanese power and diplomacy. In Strategic Japan: New Approaches to Foreign Policy and the U.S. Japan Alliance, five preeminent scholars: Yasuhiro Matsuda, Tetsuo Kotani, Hiroyasu Akutsu, Yoshikazu Kobayashi, and Nobuhiro Aizawa discuss Japan's changing role in the world and the high stakes policy issues affecting Japan, Asia, and the world today. Taken together, these experts' contributions highlight potential areas for enhanced cooperation between the United States and Japan at a time when the West desperately needs a confident and proactive Japan, and Japan needs sustained American engagement and deterrence in an Asia-Pacific region that will continue to be the site of economic growth and expansion for years to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442228641 20160618
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  • Military in Asia. china takes to the near seas ; The lure of the Indian Ocean ; The Asian backlash : tone-deaf in Hanoi ; America's choice
  • Politics and nationalism. China's brittle nationalism ; Soft power ; "We are not the world's savior" : humanitarian intervention and the UN
  • Economics. Taking on the dollar ; Post-American globalization.
"From the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty-first-century world affairs--an inside account of Beijing's quest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top. The structure of global politics is shifting rapidly. After decades of rising, China has entered a new and critical phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power. In this deeply informed book, Geoff Dyer makes a lucid and convincing argument that China and the United States are now embarking on a great power-style competition that will dominate the century. This contest will take place in every arena: from control of the seas, where China's new navy is trying to ease the United States out of Asia and reassert its traditional leadership, to rewriting the rules of the global economy, with attempts to turn the renminbi into the predominant international currency, toppling the dominance of the U.S. dollar. And by investing billions to send its media groups overseas, Beijing hopes to shift the global debate about democracy and individual rights. Eyeing the high ground of international politics, China is taking the first steps in an ambitious global agenda. Yet Dyer explains how China will struggle to unseat the United States. China's new ambitions are provoking intense anxiety, especially in Asia, while America's global influence has deep roots. If Washington can adjust to a world in which it is no longer dominant but still immensely powerful, it can withstand China's challenge. With keen insight based on a deep local knowledge--offering the reader visions of coastal Chinese beauty pageants and secret submarine bases, lockstep Beijing military parades and the neon media screens of Xinhua exported to New York City's Times Square--The Contest of the Century is essential reading at a time of great uncertainty about America's future, a road map for retaining a central role in the world. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The new era of competition with China, and how America can win"-- Provided by publisher.
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xvi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : governance and advocacy for immigrants
  • Trajectories of the governance-advocacy linkage
  • National policy advocacy in recent countries of immigration
  • Policy change in Japan : the national view
  • Japan's local governments and the emerging governance system
  • Japan's nongovernmental advocacy : webs of national activism and local governance
  • Governance across levels in recent countries of immigration
  • Shocks to the system : the impact of economic and political crises
  • Conclusion : advocacy toward inclusion?.
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  • Introduction, Jean-Pierre Cabestan & Jacques deLisle Part I: Political Developments 1. Continuity in the 2012 Presidential and Legislative Elections, Nathan F. Batto 2. Taiwan's Party System in the Ma Ying-jeou Era, Dafydd Fell 3. The Role of the Legislative Yuan under Ma Ying-jeou: The Case of China-Policy Legislations and Agreements, Dai Shih-chan & Wu Chung-li Part II: Economy and Society 4. Taiwan's Economy in the Shadow of ECFA, Douglas Fuller 5. The Resurgence of Social Movements under the Ma Ying-jeou Government (2008-2012): A Political Opportunity Structure Perspective, Ho Ming-sho 6. Revisiting Identity Politics Under Ma Ying-jeou, Christopher R. Hughes Part III: The Relations Across the Taiwan Strait 7. Ma Ying-jeou's Rapprochement Policy: Cross-Strait Progress and Domestic Constraints, Liu Fu-kuo 8. Mainland China's Peaceful Development Strategy and Cross-Strait Relations, Chu Shulong Part IV: Security Issues 9. Better or Worse? Taiwan's Changing Security Environment, Gudrun Wacker 10. Taiwan's National Defense Transformation, Taiwan's Security and US-Taiwan Relations, Lin Cheng-yi Part V: International Relations and Status 11. US-Taiwan Relations Since 2008, Richard Bush 12 Japan-Taiwan Relations Since 2008: An Evolving Practical, not Strategic, Partnership, Ryo Sahashi 13. Taiwan in International Organizations, Sigrid Winkler 14. Taiwan and Soft Power: Contending with China and Seeking Security, Jacques deLisle.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415745345 20160616
In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) returned to power after eight years of rule by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since taking power, the KMT has faced serious difficulties, as economic growth has been sluggish, society has been polarised over issues of identity and policy, and rapprochement between Taipei and Beijing has met with suspicion or reservation among large segments of Taiwanese society. Indeed, while improved relations with the United States have bolstered Taiwan's security, warming cross-Strait relations have in turn made Taiwan more dependent upon and vulnerable to an increasingly powerful China. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the return of the Kuomintang (KMT) to power, and examines the significant domestic political, economic, social and international challenges and changes that have characterized Taiwan since 2008. It identifies the major domestic, cross-Strait and foreign policy trends, and addresses key issues such as elections and Taiwan's party system; the role of the presidency and legislature; economic development; social movements; identity politics; developments in cross-Strait relations; Taiwan's security environment and national defence policies; relations with the US and Japan. In turn, the contributors look towards the final years of Ma's presidency and beyond, and the structural realities - both domestic and external - that will shape Taiwan's future. Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou will be of great interest to students and scholars of Taiwan studies, comparative politics, international relations, and economics. It will also appeal to policy makers working in the field.
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  • 1. Post-Colonial and Ethnic Migration and Political Incorporation in Liberal Democracies: Locating the Dutch and Japanese Cases 2. Convergence? Globalization and the State Policies in the Production of Post-Colonial Citizen and Ethnic Migration 3. Old and New Nationalisms, Pre-migration Political Legacies 4. What Does Post-Colonial Dutch Citizenship Mean in Political Terms? 1985-2008 5. Constructing the Nation: Japanese Emigration and Immigration from the late 19th to 21st Century 6. Is Blood Thicker than Water Politically? Latin American Nikkeijin in Japan 1990-2008 7. Political Transnationalism in Question: What Limits the Political Transnationalism of 'Transnational' Groups in Liberal Democracies 1985-2008? 8. Conclusion- Inheriting the State: Contextualizing the Future of Post-Colonial and Ethnic Migration and Political Inclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137270542 20160612
As the velocity and intensity of migrations increase around the world, legal citizenship and ethnicity are becoming two of the most contested issues facing the modern state. Many of today's debates about immigration are focused on arguments around the positive and negative effects of increased ethnic diversity and who should be entitled to legal membership. What does it mean politically then to arrive in a country privileged as a legal citizen or co-ethnic? This book is the first to comparatively analyze the political realities of Dutch Antillean citizens in the Netherlands, and Latin American Nikkeijin (Japanese descendants) in Japan, who inherit host state access as post-colonial citizens and ethnic immigrants. Sharpe's unique cross-regional investigation considers the ways in which globalization, immigration, citizenship, and ethnicity interact as a means to understanding some of the strains and contradictions of membership in contemporary liberal democratic states. Postcolonial Citizens and Ethnic Migration will appeal to a wide range of scholars in political science, sociology, anthropology, international relations, ethnic studies and migration.
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  • Introduction. Power, order, and change in world politics G. John Ikenberry-- Part I. Varieties of International Order and Strategies of Rule: 1. Unpacking hegemony: the social foundations of hierarchical order Charles A. Kupchan-- 2. Dominance and subordination in world politics: authority, liberalism, and stability in the modern international order David A. Lake-- 3. The logic of order: Westphalia, liberalism, and the evolution of international order in the modern era G. John Ikenberry-- Part II. Power Transition and the Rise and Decline of International Order: 4. Hegemonic decline and hegemonic war revisited William C. Wohlforth-- 5. Gilpin approaches War and Change: a classical realist in structural drag Jonathan Kirshner-- 6. Order and change in world politics: the financial crisis and the breakdown of the US-China grand bargain Michael Mastanduno-- Part III. Systems Change and Global Order: 7. Hegemony, nuclear weapons, and liberal hegemony Daniel Deudney-- 8. Brilliant but now wrong: a sociological and historical sociological assessment of Gilpin's War and Change in World Politics Barry Buzan-- 9. Nations, states, and empires John A. Hall.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107421066 20160616
Are there recurring historical dynamics and patterns that can help us understand today's power transitions and struggles over international order? What can we learn from the past? Are the cycles of rise and decline of power and international order set to continue? Robert Gilpin's classic work, War and Change in World Politics offers a sweeping and influential account of the rise and decline of leading states and the international orders they create. Now, some thirty years on, this volume brings together an outstanding collection of scholars to reflect on Gilpin's grand themes of power and change in world politics. The chapters engage with theoretical ideas that shape the way we think about great powers, with the latest literature on the changing US position in the global system, and with the challenges to the existing order that are being generated by China and other rising non-Western states.
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xviii, 465 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • The rise and fall of the Democratic Party of Japan / Kenji E. Kushida and Phillip Y. Lipscy
  • The nationalization of Japanese elections / Kenneth Mori McElwain
  • Appendix A: Alternative models of estimating the partisan swing
  • The electoral system and Japan's partial transformation: party system consolidation without policy realignment / Ethan Scheiner
  • The survival of "third parties" in Japan's mixed-member electoral system / Steven R. Reed
  • Electoral consequences of municipal mergers / Kay Shimizu
  • Building a party: candidate recruitment in the Democratic Party of Japan, 1996-2012 / Daniel M. Smith, Robert J. Pekkanen, Ellis S. Krauss
  • Appendix B: Party of origin of all DPJ candidates in house of representatives elections, 1996-2012
  • Appendix C: SMD contests with a Kōbo-recruited new DPJ candidate, 2000-12
  • The development of DPJ partisanship from a fraction to a majority (and back again?) / Yukio Maeda
  • Appendix D: Procedure for extracting news on the DPJ from the database; time-series diagnoses
  • A casualty of political transformation? The politics of energy efficiency in the Japanese transportation sector / Phillip Y. Lipscy
  • Information and communications technology (ICT) policy in a post-LDP Japan: caught between distributive politics and strategic policy again? / Kenji E. Kushida
  • Decentralization and the Democratic Party of Japan / Linda Hasunuma
  • The DPJ and women: the limited impact of the 2009 alternation of power on policy and governance / Alisa Gaunder
  • The Democratic Party of Japan's new (but failing) grand security strategy: from "reluctant realism" to "resentful realism"? / Christopher W. Hughes
  • The new Asianism: Japanese foreign policy under the Democratic Party of Japan / Daniel Sneider
  • The DPJ's political response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster / Kenji E. Kushida.
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) came to power in 2009 with a commanding majority, ending fifty years of almost uninterrupted Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rule. What explains the DPJ's rapid rise to power? Why has policy change under the DPJ been limited, despite high expectations and promises of bold reform? Why has the party been paralyzed by internecine conflict? This volume examines the DPJ's ascendance and its policies once in power. Chapters in the volume cover: DPJ candidate recruitment, the influence of media coverage, nationalization of elections, electoral system constraints on policy change, the role of third parties, municipal mergers, the role of women, transportation policy, fiscal decentralization, information technology, response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, security strategy, and foreign policy. Japan under the DPJ makes important contributions to the study of Japanese politics, while drawing upon and advancing scholarship on a wider range of issues of interest to political scientists. Contributors include Kenneth McElwain (University of Michigan, USA), Ethan Scheiner (University of California-Davis, USA), Steven Reed (Chuo University, Japan ), Kay Shimizu (Columbia University, USA), Daniel Smith (Stanford University, USA), Robert Pekkanen (University of Washington, USA), Ellis Krauss (University of California-San Diego, USA), Yukio Maeda (University of Tokyo, Japan), Linda Hasunuma (Franklin and Marshall College, USA), Alisa Gaunder (Southwestern University, USA), Christopher Hughes (University of Warwick, UK), and Daniel Sneider (Stanford University, USA).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781931368339 20160612
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EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01
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xiv, 241 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Domestic Voices of Aspiring Powers -- Henry R. Nau -- 2. China: The Conflicted Rising Power -- David Shambaugh and Ren Xiao -- 3. India: Foreign Policy Perspectives of an Ambiguous Power -- Deepa Ollapally and Rajesh Rajapopalan -- 4. Iran's Post-Revolution Foreign Policy Puzzle -- Farideh Farhi and Saideh Lotfian -- 5. Hugging and Hedging: Japanese Grand Strategy in the 21st Century -- Narushige Michishita and Richard J. Samuels -- 6. Russia's Contested National Identity and Foreign Policy -- Andrew Kutchins and Igor Zevelev -- 7. Conclusion: Realists, Nationalists and Globalists and the Nature of Contemporary Rising Powers -- Deepa Ollapally and Nikola Mirilovic.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199937493 20160610
Worldviews of Aspiring Powers provides a serious study of the domestic foreign policy debates in five world powers who have gained more influence as the US's has waned: China, Japan, India, Russia and Iran. Featuring a leading regional scholar for each essay, each essay identifies the most important domestic schools of thought-nationalists, realists, globalists, idealists/exceptionalists-and connects them to the historical and institutional sources that fuel each nation's foreign policy experience. While scholars have applied this approach to US foreign policy, this book is the first to track the competing schools of foreign policy thought within five of the world's most important rising powers. Concise and systematic, Worldviews of Aspiring Powers will serve as both an essential resource for foreign policy scholars trying to understand international power transitions and as a text for courses that focus on the same.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199937493 20160610
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EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01
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xvi, 360 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Means of ascent
  • Roots of rivalry
  • From containment to alignment
  • "Congagement"
  • "The propensity of things"
  • "Hide our capabilities and bide our time"
  • "To win without fighting"
  • The balance of influence
  • The balance of power
  • Alternative strategies
  • Can America keep its balance?
There may be no denying China's growing economic strength, but its impact on the global balance of power remains hotly contested. Political scientist Aaron L. Friedberg argues that our nation's leaders are failing to act expeditiously enough to counter China's growing strength. He explains how the United States and China define their goals and reveals the strategies each is now employing to achieve its ends. Friedberg demonstrates in this provocative book that the ultimate aim of Chinese policymakers is to "win without fighting, " displacing the United States as the leading power in Asia while avoiding direct confrontation. The United States, on the other hand, sends misleading signals about our commitments and resolve, putting us at risk for a war that might otherwise have been avoided. A much-needed wake-up call to U.S. leaders and policymakers, A Contest for Supremacy is a compelling interpretation of a rivalry that will go far to determine the shape of the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393068283 20160606
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viii, 211 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: What is a 'Normal Country'? by Yoshihide Soeya, Masayuki Tadokoro, and David A Welch * Embracing Normalcy: Toward a Japanese 'National Strategy' by David A Welch (University of Waterloo) * Change and Continuity in Japan's 'Abnormalcy': An Emerging External Attitude of the Japanese Public by Masayuki Tadokoro (Keio University) * A'Normal' Middle Power: Interpreting Changes in Japanese Security Policy in the 1990s and After by Yoshihide Soeya (Keio University) * Conservative Conceptions of Japan as a 'Normal Country': Comparing Ozawa, Nakasone, and Ishihara by Cheol Hee Park (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) * Chinese Discourse on Japan as a 'Normal Country' by Jianwei Wang (University of Wisconsin) * The Limits to 'Normalcy': Japanese-Korean Post-Cold War Interactions by by John Swenson-Wright (University of Cambridge) * Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia in the Post-Cold War Era: 'Abnormal' No More? by Peng Er Lam (National University of Singapore).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442611405 20160605
For decades, Japan's foreign policy has been seen by both internal and external observers as abnormal in relation to its size and level of sophistication. Japan as a 'Normal Country'? is a thematic and geographically comparative discussion of the unique limitations of Japanese foreign and defence policy. The contributors reappraise the definition of normality and ask whether Japan is indeed abnormal, what it would mean to become normal, and whether the country can-or should-become so. Identifying constraints such as an inflexible constitution, inherent antimilitarism, and its position as a U.S. security client, Japan as a 'Normal Country'? goes on to analyse factors that could make Japan a more effective regional and global player. These essays ultimately consider how Japan could leverage its considerable human, cultural, technological, and financial capital to benefit both its citizens and the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442611405 20160605
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EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01
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xiii, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Japanese Diplomacy from Prewar to Postwar - Iokibe Makoto 1: Diplomacy in Occupied Japan: Japanese Diplomacy in the 1940s - Iokibe Makoto 2: The Conditions of an Independent State: Japanese Diplomacy in the 1950s - Sakamoto Kazuya 3: The Model of an Economic Power: Japanese Diplomacy in the 1960s - Tadokoro Masayuki 4: Overcoming the Crises: Japanese Diplomacy in the 1970s - Nakanishi Hiroshi 5: The Mission and Trials of an Emerging International State: Japanese Diplomacy in the 1980s - Murata Koji 6: Japanese Diplomacy After the Cold War - Iokibe Makoto Conclusion: What was Postwar Japanese Diplomacy?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415498470 20160603
Winner of the prestigious Yoshida Shigeru Prize 1999 for the best book in public history when it was published in its original Japanese, this book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Japan's international relations from the end of the Pacific War to the present. Written by leading Japanese authorities on the subject, it makes extensive use of the most recently declassified Japanese documents, memoirs, and diaries. It introduces the personalities and approaches Japan's postwar leaders and statesmen took in dealing with a rapidly changing world and the challenges they faced. Importantly, the book also discusses the evolution of Japan's presence on the international stage and the important - if underappreciated role - Japan has played. The book examines the many issues which Japan has had to confront in this important period: from the occupation authorities in the latter half 1940s, to the crisis-filled 1970s; from the post-Cold War decade to the contemporary war on terrorism. The book examines the effect of the changing international climate and domestic scene on Japan's foreign policy; and the way its foreign policy has been conducted. It discusses how the aims of Japan's foreign relations, and how its relationships with its neighbours, allies and other major world powers have developed, and assesses how far Japan has succeeded in realising its aims. It concludes by discussing the current state of Japanese foreign policy and likely future developments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415498470 20160603
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EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01
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xvi, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Tables and Figures vii Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Abbreviations and Stylistic Conventions xv Chapter 1: Why Study Japanese Political Economy? 1 Chapter 2: Japanese History and Culture 15 Chapter 3: Japan's Political Experiments 32 Chapter 4: The Old Japanese Politics, 1955-1993 53 Chapter 5: Japan's Postwar Political Economy 72 Chapter 6: Japan's New Politics 95 Chapter 7: Japan's New Political Economy 123 Chapter 8: Japan's Place in the World 155 Chapter 9: Conclusions 174 Epilogue: The 2009 General Election and the LDP's Fall from Power 186 Appendix 1. Japanese Electoral Systems, 1947-Present 193 Appendix 2. Election Results, House of Representatives, 1986-2005 195 Appendix 3. Election Results, House of Councillors, 1986-2007 201 Bibliography 207 Index 233.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691135922 20160604
With little domestic fanfare and even less attention internationally, Japan has been reinventing itself since the 1990s, dramatically changing its political economy, from one managed by regulations to one with a neoliberal orientation. Rebuilding from the economic misfortunes of its recent past, the country retains a formidable economy and its political system is healthier than at any time in its history. "Japan Transformed" explores the historical, political, and economic forces that led to the country's recent evolution, and looks at the consequences for Japan's citizens and global neighbors. The book examines Japanese history, illustrating the country's multiple transformations over the centuries, and then focuses on the critical and inexorable advance of economic globalization. It describes how global economic integration and urbanization destabilized Japan's postwar policy coalition, undercut the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's ability to buy votes, and paved the way for new electoral rules that emphasized competing visions of the public good. In contrast to the previous system that pitted candidates from the same party against each other, the new rules tether policymaking to the vast swath of voters in the middle of the political spectrum. Regardless of ruling party, Japan's politics, economics, and foreign policy are on a neoliberal path. "Japan Transformed" combines broad context and comparative analysis to provide an accurate understanding of Japan's past, present, and future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691135922 20160604
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EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01
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ix, 229 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface and Acknowledgments vii CHAPTER ONE: Introduction 1 PART ONE: CAN BUREAUCRATS HELP ENTREPRENEURS? 23 CHAPTER TWO: A Look Backwards 25 CHAPTER THREE: Why Should Policymakers Care? 43 CHAPTER FOUR: Things Get More Complicated 65 PART TWO: THREADING THE NEEDLE 87 CHAPTER FIVE: The Neglected Art of Setting the Table 89 CHAPTER SIX: How Governments Go Wrong: Bad Designs 111 CHAPTER SEVEN: How Governments Go Wrong: Bad Implementation 137 CHAPTER EIGHT: The Special Challenges of Sovereign Funds 162 CHAPTER NINE: Lessons and Pitfalls 181 Notes 193 Index 219.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691142197 20160528
Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Tel Aviv - the global hubs of entrepreneurial activity all bear the marks of government investment. Yet, for every public intervention that spurs entrepreneurial activity, there are many failed efforts that waste untold billions in taxpayer dollars. When has governmental sponsorship succeeded in boosting growth, and when has it fallen terribly short? Should the government be involved in such undertakings at all? "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is the first extensive look at the ways governments have supported entrepreneurs and venture capitalists across decades and continents. Josh Lerner, one of the foremost experts in the field, provides valuable insights into why some public initiatives work while others are hobbled by pitfalls, and he offers suggestions for how public ventures should be implemented in the future. Discussing the complex history of Silicon Valley and other pioneering centers of venture capital, Lerner uncovers the extent of government influence in prompting growth. He examines the public strategies used to advance new ventures, points to the challenges of these endeavors, and reveals the common flaws undermining far too many programs - poor design, a lack of understanding for the entrepreneurial process, and implementation problems. Lerner explains why governments cannot dictate how venture markets evolve, and why they must balance their positions as catalysts with an awareness of their limited ability to stimulate the entrepreneurial sector. As governments worldwide seek to spur economic growth in ever more aggressive ways, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" offers an important caution. The book argues for a careful approach to government support of entrepreneurial activities, so that the mistakes of earlier efforts are not repeated.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691142197 20160528
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EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-153-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, EASTASN-253-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, ECON-120-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01, POLISCI-115E-01
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1 online resource (xi, 769 p.) : ill. (some col.)
  • Introduction: Peter Uhlenberg.-I. Overview: 1. Why populations age: Joshua Goldstein .- 2. Data sources for studying aging Markus H. Schafer & Kenneth F. Ferraro.- 3. Global Population Aging: History and Prospects Donald T. Rowland.- II. Aging Populations: 4. Population Ageing in Italy and Southern Europe: Cecilia Tomassini & Giovanni Lamura.- 5. Demography of Aging in the Nordic Countries Gerdt Sundstrom.- 6. Rapidly Aging Populations: Russia/Eastern Europe Natalia Gavrilova & Leonid A. Gavrilov, - 7. Rapid Population Aging and Changing Intergenerational Transfers in Japan Naohiro Ogawa, Rikiya Matsukura & Maliki. - 8. Population Aging in China Feinian Chen & Guangya Liu.- 9. Population Aging in the Koreas Dudley L. Poston, Jr. and Mary Ann Davis.-10. Population Aging in Canada and the United States Tracey LaPierre & Mary Elizabeth Hughes.- 11. Aging in Mexico and Latin America Rebeca Wong & Alberto Palloni.- 12. Aging in West Africa Isabella Aboderin.- 13. Demography of Aging in Arab Countries Kathryn M. Yount & Abla Sibai, - III. Migration and Aging: 14. Geographic Mobility and Aging in Place Don E. Bradley & Charles F. Longino, - 15.International Retirement Migration Tony Warnes. - 16. Immigrants and Aging Judith Treas & Jeane Batalova.- 17. Replacement Migration Charles B. Keely.- IV. Population Aging and Economic Issues: 18. Public pension programs -- Social Security Diane M. Watts-Roy & John B. Williamson.- 19. Private pensions in International Perspective Angela M. O'Rand, Donald Ebel & Katelin Isaacs.- 20. Employment at Older Ages Sara E. Rix.- 21. Population Retirement Patterns David J. Ekerdt.- 22. Income Inequality in Later Life Melissa Hardy.- V. Population Aging, Longevity, and Health: 23. Mortality Patterns in Late Life Robert A. Hummer et al.- 24. Active Life Expectancy: A Central Measure of Population Health Sarah B. Laditka & James N. Laditka.- 25. Demography of Disability Scott M. Lynch, J.Scott Brown & Miles G. Taylor.- 26. Social Class, Health and Longevity Pamela Herd.- VI. Health Care and Aging: 27. Population Aging and Health Care Policy in Cross-National Perspective Stephen Crystal & Michele J. Siegel.- 28. Health Care Expenditures Edward C. Norton & Sally C. Stearns.- 29 Demography of Informal Caregiving Emily Agree & Karen Glaser.- VII. Population Aging and Social Relationships: 30. Childless Old Age Pearl A. Dykstra.- 31. Marital History and Well-Being in Later Life Linda J. Waite.- 32. Gender, Aging, and Widowhood Deborah Carr & Susan Bodnar-Deren.- VIII. Future of Aging: 36. Future of Human Longevity S. Jay Olshansky & Bruce A. Carnes.- 37. Experience, Social Structure and Later Life: Meaning and Old Age in an Aging Society Dale Dannefer & Robin Shura.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402083556 20160528
"The International Handbook of Population Aging" is the first comprehensive volume to examine research on a wide array of the profound implications of population aging. Global population aging is one of the most important issues facing human societies in the early twenty-first century. Population projections show that the proportion of the world's population over age 60 will double between 2000 and 2050, and that about one-third of the people living in developed countries will be over age 60 in 2050. Already there are countries in Europe and Asia where the number of people over age 60 exceed the number of children, and by 2050 some of these countries will have twice as many old people as children. As noted by the 2002 UN World Assembly on Ageing Report, this global trend in population aging is unprecedented in human history, is pervasive across societies, is enduring (there is no going back to younger populations), and has profound implications for human beings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402083556 20160528
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